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Eleanor Bunny Lacy Jamison
D: 2017-12-13
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Jamison, Eleanor Bunny Lacy
Annie Elizabeth "Betty" Owen
B: 1924-12-30
D: 2017-12-10
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Owen, Annie Elizabeth "Betty"
Anna Benthem Hoving
B: 1921-07-01
D: 2017-12-10
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Hoving, Anna Benthem
Lottie Thomas Mayche
B: 1930-02-01
D: 2017-12-10
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Mayche, Lottie Thomas
Odlaug Birgitte "Addie" Rygmyr
B: 1922-01-14
D: 2017-12-10
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Rygmyr, Odlaug Birgitte "Addie"
Vivian Elizabeth Owen
B: 1930-07-14
D: 2017-12-09
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Owen, Vivian Elizabeth
Joyce Irene Maxwell
B: 1938-10-29
D: 2017-12-08
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Maxwell, Joyce Irene
Judy King Eggleston
B: 1934-03-11
D: 2017-12-08
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Eggleston, Judy King
Gary Steven "Steve" Murley
B: 1958-01-18
D: 2017-12-08
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Murley, Gary Steven "Steve"
Dr. Charles Ernest "Chug" Morton III
B: 1947-07-30
D: 2017-12-07
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Morton III, Dr. Charles Ernest "Chug"
Macie Nicole Hatcher
B: 1995-03-01
D: 2017-12-07
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Hatcher, Macie Nicole
Rachel Laverty Robowski
B: 1936-04-26
D: 2017-12-05
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Robowski, Rachel Laverty
Era Ann White
B: 1932-10-22
D: 2017-12-05
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White, Era Ann
Edward Albert Jaggers, Jr.
B: 1926-09-20
D: 2017-12-05
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Jaggers, Jr., Edward Albert
Patrick Hans Albert
B: 1965-07-10
D: 2017-12-03
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Albert, Patrick Hans
Jennifer Ann Roby
B: 1977-09-13
D: 2017-12-02
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Roby, Jennifer Ann
Leon Watkins
B: 1936-08-23
D: 2017-12-01
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Watkins, Leon
Robert Keith Kittsmiller, Jr.
B: 1956-06-01
D: 2017-12-01
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Kittsmiller, Jr., Robert Keith
Sue Karyl Smith
B: 1948-03-20
D: 2017-12-01
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Smith, Sue Karyl
Beverly Veach Tomlin
B: 1947-07-31
D: 2017-11-29
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Tomlin, Beverly Veach
Elizabeth Goodgine Haley
B: 1923-09-17
D: 2017-11-28
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Haley, Elizabeth Goodgine

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Veterans Administration

VETERAN’S BURIAL ALLOWANCE


The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) furnishes a partial reimbursement of eligible veteran’s burial and funeral costs.  When the cause of death is not service-related, the reimbursement is generally described as two payments.  (1) a burial and funeral expense allowance, and (2) a plot interment allowance.  You may be entitled to a VA burial allowance if:
•    You paid for a veteran’s burial or funeral AND
•    You have not been reimbursed by another government agency or some other source, such as the deceased veteran’s employer AND
•    The veteran was discharged under conditions other than dishonorable.

In addition, at least one of the following conditions must be met:
•    The veteran died because of service-related disability OR
•    The veteran was getting VA pension or compensation at the time of death OR
•    The veteran was entitled to receive VA pension or compensation but decided not to reduce his/her military retirement or disability pay OR
•    The veteran died in a VA hospital or while in a nursing home under VA contract.
Service related death.  The VA will pay an allowance toward burial expenses.
Non-service related death.  The VA will pay an allowance toward burial and funeral expenses and a plot interment allowance.  If the death happened while the veteran was in a VA hospital or under contracted nursing care, the cost of moving the deceased may be reimbursed.

HEADSTONES AND MARKERS

•    The VA furnishes upon request, at no charge to the applicant, a Government headstone or marker to mark the unmarked grave of an eligible veteran in any cemetery around the world.
•    Flat bronze, granite or marble marker and upright granite and marble headstones are available.  The style chose must be consistent with existing markers or monuments at the place of burial.
•    Niche markers are also available to mark columbarium used for inurnment of cremated remains.

BURIAL FLAGS

Most veterans are eligible for a burial flag.  Reservists entitled to retired pay are also eligible to receive a burial flag.

To facilitate receiving veterans benefits for which you may be eligible, you will need the following when you contact the Veterans Administration Office:
•    Proof of the veteran’s military service (DD 214)
•    Service Serial Number
•    Marriage License (if applicable)
•    Children’s Birth Certificate( if applicable)
•    Certified copy of the death certificate.

Veterans Administration Toll-Free Phone Number is:  1-800-827-1000 or visit their online website: www.va.gov